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A balanced diet

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Overview

Eating a varied and balanced diet is essential to staying in good health. Dietary recommendations vary according to a country’s culture, dietary and religious practices, and the availability of food. Food pyramids illustrate these recommendations and therefore vary from one country to another. When we consume too little or too much of a certain food group or nutrient group, we have what is known as an unbalanced diet.

Learning objective

Introducing the concepts of varied, balanced and unbalanced diets
Understanding that the concept of a balanced diet varies from one country to another and can be influenced by dietary and religious practices, as well as by the availability of food
Discovering the depictions of the food pyramid around the world.

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